Archive | March, 2014

Samuel Andreyev on Radio France

30 Mar
Samuel Andreyev (photo by Caroline Mareschal, 2013)

Samuel Andreyev (photo by Caroline Mareschal, 2013)

Here’s Samuel Andreyev’s latest appearance on Radio France:
http://www.francemusique.fr/emission/le-jour-d-avant/2013-2014/samuel-andreyev-et-philipp-maintz-03-30-2014-17-00

Onward to Mad Dreams!

28 Mar

Thanks to all the wonderful Dion fans and other supporters who made the fundraising campaign for the forthcoming album a success. It was down to the wire—minutes to go—when certain somniloquy aficionados and aficionadas outdid their own generosity and saved the day (a dramatic rescue the likes of which have not been seen since the staying of the guillotine blade in DW Griffith’s Orphans of the Storm).

The release of Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor is slated for late May.

Thanks for making the DLM Kickstarter campaign a success!

Thanks for making the DLM Kickstarter campaign a success!

Kickstarter Blog Interview About Dreaming Like Mad

21 Mar

Sam Hockley-Smith had some excellent questions for me about the forthcoming Dion McGregor album.
http://kickstarter.tumblr.com/post/80276920042/sleeptalking-will-never-not-be-weird-its-the
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Vintage Andreyev!

21 Mar

Songs of Elsewhere by Samuel Andreyev
As we approach the release of Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor, all the attention’s been on the great somniloquist. So I thought I’d put some focus back on the other great TVR recording artist, Samuel Andreyev. Here are some (mostly remixed and all remastered) tracks from the 2004 compilation Regions Reach. (Above is the cover art of Samuel’s 2002 album Songs of Elsewhere, by the great Richard A. Kirk: http://www.richardakirk.com/)

Kickstarter: Final Week

19 Mar

This is the final week for the Dreaming Like Mad Kickstarter campaign!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1823544782/dreaming-like-mad-with-dion-mcgregor *
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NPR Broadcast About Dion McGregor

18 Mar

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NPR’s All Things Considered aired a new interview about Dion McGregor with sleep and dream expert Dr. Deirdre Barrett (who’s been studying Dion’s somniloquies) and fellow Harvard prof Dr. Robert Stickgold. A splendid prelude to the new Dreaming Like Mad album!
http://www.npr.org/2014/03/18/291172106/the-science-and-poetry-behind-a-semi-famous-sleep-talker

NPR, USA Today, and Kickstarter Updates

15 Mar
Dion McGregor (from the archive of Phil Milstein; photographer unknown)

Dion McGregor (from the archive of Phil Milstein; photographer unknown)

The awareness/fundraising campaign for the forthcoming Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor album got a boost from Whitney Matheson in her USAtoday.com column Pop Candy, and tracks from the new album will soon be featured on the NPR program All Things Considered. For details, and to read other updates on the DLM Kickstarter campaign, the best idea is to go here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1823544782/dreaming-like-mad-with-dion-mcgregor/posts